WELCOME Mimi Mylin
Editorial Director for Marketing and
Mimi Mylin joins the Lycoming staff
as editorial director to establish a
consistent approach to the college’s
written material and to serve as editor-
in-chief of LC Magazine.
She brings 16 years of experience
from PPL Corporation as a writer
and ambassador for their power
plants. While there, she developed
communication and community
outreach strategies, prepared talking
points for executives, and wrote news
releases and articles for a variety of
newsletters, quarterly publications
and websites. She also has extensive
experience responding to media
inquiries as a spokesperson.
As a member of the board of trustees
for the United Way of Columbia County,
Mimi serves as the vice president of
marketing and communications.
Prior to PPL, she edited textbooks
and supervised teachers for a
She has a master’s degree in
English from Bucknell University and
a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg
From time to time, I leave my office and take a short jaunt around Lycoming’s
beautiful campus to stretch my legs. With a walk of just a few more blocks, I can
visit the park, an antique store, a bank or get a bite to eat. In 10 minutes, I can
drive to any number of shops or spend a few more minutes to pass them by and
arrive at a number of outdoor areas suitable for hiking, picnicking or fishing. I’m
sure many of you had, and perhaps still have, your favorite Lycoming area spots.
The easy access to a variety of venues is just one reason I’m thrilled to have
joined the staff at Lycoming College. Better yet is the wonderful variety of topics
I get to work with — a welcome change from writing about electricity and energy
issues, which I did for a number of years as a writer for the local electric company.
You’ll see that wonderful variety reflected in this issue of LC Magazine, my first
as its editor. Alongside the upbeat stories of student progress, alumni success and
faculty development, you’ll read a number of articles about current social issues.
Although the topics are sobering, they remind us that society will always face
challenges that can take years to resolve. Sustainable solutions require thoughtful
minds, well-tempered by an appreciation of other perspectives, that can see
beyond superficialities. They require people willing to engage fearlessly with
The articles, written by Lycoming College experts, show some of the ways
professors push students to continually re-evaluate the world whenever they come
across new information or a different perspective. Our faculty understand that
every student they teach will eventually shoulder societal problems and shape
Regardless of whether Lycoming students become teachers, lawyers, or artists,
graduates will have learned they have a voice. Some will voice their opinion
through a simple election vote, others will be heard through passionate journalism
or by enacting laws. All will influence our world.
The articles in this issue are intended to provoke thought and prompt civic
engagement. Wherever your world is, get involved.
In the spring issue, we inserted the wrong photo with a caption. Please
refer to our Alumni Happenings section (page 48) to see the correct
photo of the VanSyckles and Morrones. Our apologies to our alumni.
LYCOMING COLLEGE 2015 SUMMER MAGAZINE
LC MAG A Z I N E